There are a lot of plus sides to living in smaller spaces. Less space to clean, less square footage to maintain, most likely don’t have to worry about yard upkeep, perhaps a smaller mortgage, and, if in a city, a closer commute to work and everything that comes along with city life. However, these positives can quickly become drawbacks, especially when families start to grow and “stuff” keeps accumulating. I’m sure a lot of city dwellers, or anyone who loves apartment life, can relate to this.

If you are happy with where you liv though and it is the “stuff” that becomes a nuisance, rather than feeling like you need to move to a bigger space, consider moving belongings to storage space. If you want to wait to move until you are more ready, take inventory of your belongings and mark down what is not being used right now. Instead of giving this stuff away, put it into storage where it will be kept safely until you are ready to use it down the line in your bigger home. For example, say you have a guest bed that you are not using now and it is only taking up space. But, you can picture using this bed when you have a bigger house. You don’t want to have to get rid of the bed, just to buy a new one in a few years. Put it in a Pittsburgh storage facility along with other items.

This way, you won’t feel rushed to move, but you can have your space and breathing room back!

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